Divya Malik, Board Secretary

Divya grew up in Mumbai, India. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Economics from St Xavier’s College, Mumbai, and a master’s degree in International Political Economy from Claremont Graduate University, in Claremont, CA. Divya’s involvement with the Peninsula Girls Chorus began in 2012, when her daughters joined Repertoire and Allegra. While her older daughter is now a college Freshman, her younger daughter sings in Ensemble. Divya also serves on the board of the San Mateo High School Foundation and the San Mateo High School drama boosters. For her daytime job, Divya has worked for several years at Oracle, Corp. where she serves as a Marketing Director.


James McDowell

James earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from The College of William & Mary and an LLM in tax law from New York University. James recently retired after a 25-year career in financial services, primarily at Fidelity, State Street Bank and TIAA in Boston and the Bay Area. James and his wife, Caryn, started volunteering at PGC when their daughter, Juliana, joined Allegra in 2016. Juliana is now singing in Ensemble.

James’s passion is supporting lifelong learning. He served as co-chair of the Endowment and Audit Committee of the Hillsborough School Foundation for two years, and also serves on the Board and as Treasurer of Flying Particles, Inc., a not-for-profit club, training pilots in the Bay Area.


Keisa Betts

Keisa is a native of Huntsville, Alabama where she grew up with her now husband and then high school sweetheart. She attended Spelman College in Atlanta, GA where she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry and quickly began her career at COR Therapeutics in South San Francisco. After some time she relocated and joined Navistar International in Ft. Wayne IN and Columbus OH until stepping away from the workplace to raise her three daughters, all of which have participated in PGC. Amongst the three of them, her girls experienced all of the choir levels at PGC, giving Keisa a unique perspective on the Board. Keisa has served on the boards of her daughters' elementary and middle school PTA/O boards as Co-President and chair/co-chair of various committees. She also served as Vice-President of the Millbrae Education Foundation and chaired their inaugural fundraising gala. Her most recent role was as Co-President of the San Mateo Unified High School GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) program. Keisa and her family now reside in San Rafael CA, yet she remains dedicated to assisting PGC in helping as many young girls as they can find their voices.


Lucy Kung

Lucy is a Bay Area native, having grown up in San Francisco. After graduating from UC Davis with a computer science degree, she lived and worked in the South Bay until 2010. Lucy and her family then moved to Millbrae, where they reside now. Lucy currently works at Hewlett Packard Enterprise as a Senior QA Engineer.

Lucy's daughter joined PGC in 2018 and is now singing in Ensemble.


Ana Cambraia Golubovski

Ana was born in São Paulo, Brazil but called the San Francisco Bay Area home for over 20 years. She has recently retired after an international Marketing career in both Technology and Financial Services companies, mainly Wells Fargo, Oracle, IBM and Microsoft. Ana has volunteered in many positions at their children’s schools mainly supporting Art in Action and co-producing the Fall Plays. Ana’s daughter sang with PGC for 7 years after joining Repertoire in 2014 and sang in 4 of the 5 choirs. She is currently on leave while the family experiences living in Portugal for the school year but has joined the school chorus and is learning to sing in a co-ed group. Ana remains actively engaged with to the PGC Board while abroad.


Olivia Gingold

Olivia is a Bay Area Native who grew up in the San Mateo/Burlingame area. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Economy and a minor in Chinese Language from UC Berkeley in 2020. After graduating, she worked for a couple years at a local government agency in Marin County with jurisdiction over agency regulation and boundary management.

Olivia’s involvement with PGC began in the early 2000s. She started singing with PGC at age 6 and stayed until she graduated from high school. She’s travelled to the Eastern Seaboard, the Pacific Northwest, and London and Canterbury with the choir. She also worked and volunteered as a summer camp counselor, intern, and concert stagehand throughout high school and even college. Olivia has been involved with PGC for more than 75% of her life.

Olivia recently traded her life-long term in the Bay Area for a new adventure in the EST/EDT time zone. She currently attends the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor where she also resides.


Karyn Silva, Artistic Director, Concerta, Ensemble & PGC Coastside Director

Karyn has a passion and infectious enthusiasm for the art of choral music. With over twenty years of conducting and teaching experience, she is sought after as a master teacher, clinician, and mentor in her field. She is a graduate of Holy Names University, where she earned her Master of Music Education degree with a Kodaly emphasis. Ms. Silva also received her graduate certification in the Orff-Schulwerk approach from Mills College.

Ms. Silva was awarded the distinction of “Teacher of the Year” for the Lincoln Unified School District in 1996 and in 2007 was honored by the California Music Educators Association (CMEA) as “Classroom Music Teacher of the Year.” With the exception of Repertoire, she has conducted every choir level at the PGC.

Ms. Silva is actively involved in music education and choral conducting organizations. She was the Youth Choir chairperson for the Organization of American Kodaly Educators (OAKE) National Conference in 2004, she served on the board of the California Music Educators National Conference from 2005-2006, and recently she has presented sessions at the American Choral Directors (ACDA) and CMEA annual conferences. She is an active member of Chorus America, American Choral Directors Association, and the Organization of American Kodaly Educators.

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